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Meaning of LUCIFERIN

Pronunciation:  loo'sifurin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  pigment occurring in luminescent organisms (as fireflies); emits heatless light when undergoing oxidation
 

LUCIFERIN is a 9 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: animal pigment

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A pigment made by organisms which are capable of bioluminescence, such as fireflies and deep-sea fish. The pigment combines with ATP to form luciferyl adenylate, which is then combined with oxygen by the enzyme luciferase to make visible light.
 

 

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